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Apr 27, 2013 2:00am PDT
. and he said, look, and he was just talked to obama the other day before for two hours, and said, you no, he's gone from bullets to tanks to aircraft to rockets, scud rockets and now to chemicals. he's escalating and testing our limits. and he's crossing all our red lines and until we do something, he'll keep escalating. so i think there will be some move. the first move would obviously be to get off the dime and actually help arm the rebels and -- so they can take out -- or at least protect themselves from syrian air power. gwen: does it seem like a turning point to you, martha? >> it does not. as a matter of fact. i think it's supposed to be a turning point. and we've heard president obama talk about this again and again. there will be enormous consequences if this is a red line. but it looks to me like it's still a rather gray line. what you hear is it's got to be a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or today, a systematic use of chemical weapons. they definitely -- gwen: hearing all these caveat phrases. >> he does not want to go into syria. he does not want to own
PBS
May 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
you should have the kind of grand bargain that president obama is talking about with the republicans where you cut social security and medicare and in exchange the republicans agree to raise taxes and you have ten more years of austerity. i think in the next year or two until the economy gets back on its feet, you need public spending to get people back to work, rebuild the infrastructure and make it more competitive and when you get back to something close to full employment, people have jobs and are paying taxes, then you can reduce the debt because you have a higher growth rate and the debt ratio comes down on its own accord. that's the time to rebalance. >> woodruff: would that be your remedy? >> i think the headline for listeners is not what i want but what has happened. if you look at the cbo's unless of what president obama and the republicans have agreed to and they stabilized the debt at a reasonable level about the average of the last 20 years relatively quickly. my guess is given that there's a lot of posturing in washington but they are not going to do much mo
PBS
Apr 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
in the obama administration would talk to frontline about top secret america. but the president had reauthorized almost all of the dark side operations. greystone-- the hunt for bin laden and al-qaeda-- continued. >> authorities were continued that we were originally granted by president bush beginning shortly after 9/11. those were all picked up, reviewed and endorsed by the obama administration. >> narrator: at home, the president decided to expand the growth of top secret america. >> they've done nothing to roll it back. they've done very little to look inside of it, to say what is it that works, what doesn't work, what do we really need, and in this time of economic hardship, what don't we need? >> narrator: the president understood the political realities. >> there's going to be a terrorist strike some day, and when there is, if you've reduced the terrorism budget, the other party, whoever the other party is at the time, is going to say that you were responsible for the terrorist strike because you cut back the budget. and so it's a very, very risky thing to do. >> narrator: in
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Apr 28, 2013 3:30pm PDT
immediately stopped talking. >> the judge interfered with the investigation. >> question. how big an embarrassment is this for president obama? >> i think it's -- i don't believe you can blame president obama. it's underneath him. it's the fbi. i agree with susan that basically this is a lack of coordination in all of these agencies. a lack of follow-up. something went wrong that was supposed to go right after 9/11. >> what's disturbing -- excuse me, i think we are going around the circle here. i don't think you can fault president obama on this. but you can look at maybe some of these procedures, maybe they can be tightened up. self-radicalized over the internet, which is what this appears to be. the lone wolf. this is tough to find out until -- >> don't bring these kinds of guys into the country. >> susan? >> self-radicalized over the internet until he traveled overseas doing god knows what for several months. a lot of these answers we may never get because as we were saying, they stopped the questioning at a critical moment. and it's questionable whether they should have done that
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May 3, 2013 8:00pm PDT
/11, it said they had gone a little further allowing federal agents to get close to, talk to, maybe listen in on religious institutions which is the government had not at all allowed. the bush administration took it farther than they did before. obama created a new special review panel that before federal agents can say i think the problem is in this place or this place but they have to have special clearance. that's something that this what has us cranked back and made other forms of investigations easier. they also want the cooperation of the communities. and if those communities feel that the f.b.i. is spying on them they're going to be less like to report potential trouble. and that community response has been very helpful, for example with the somali community in minneapolis. >> there's been a lot of questioning with what was known about these brothers. tamerlan who had gone back to russia where all that intelligence was handled properly. do we have a better sense of that? >> we still don't know what he was doing in rush for six years. the hard part is that the f.b.i. says the
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Apr 30, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, the vice chair. she is who gets most often talked about as a leading candidate. some others are less widely talked about, roger ferguson, larry summers has the resume for it but is a polarizing figure. i think president obama will have plenty of options as he starts to weigh this decision in the months ahead. >> it does sound like janet yellin is the front-runner from the people we've been hearing from. tell me, do you think when it does come time for the federal reserve to pull the stimulus out of the economy, and let's say she is the fed chief, what kind of job do you think she'll do? because it's a very tricky -- it's a very tricky exit strategy to have to executes here. >> yeah, you know, the politics, the technical stuff is one side. you raise interest rates? can you sell off this bond portfolio they've accumulated? $3 trillion a huge task. but have i more confidence in their ability to handle the technical aspects than i do making the right decision. when do you begin this exit? when does the time that inflation is a risk, financial bubbles are a risk and now is the time t
PBS
May 5, 2013 3:00pm PDT
pull it off in the long run? >> the president talked candidly about how difficult it is when you have rick perry and rick scott in texas and florida respectively, opposing this. in the westo i was wing and i had a senior obama aide tell me that by this time this would be more popular than the super bowl. this has not happened, you have democrats who are apprehensive about this. >> democrats are nervous about the failure thus far to inform people of the benefits and what will be good about this. that john has not been done. when you have a great communicator like the president, the lack of communication on this issue is really on their finger and disturbing to a lot of democratic candidates. >> over time you will see 30 million more americans covered by this act. they do have to execute that. >> this is the benefit that they will be able to point back to four years from now. look at the people now getting cover that did not have it before. >> an interesting political had appointments. >> it is really interesting, he spent the last couple of weeks doing this charm offensive with re
PBS
May 1, 2013 12:00am PDT
hasn't been a very encouraging 100 days for the obama administration but republicans are in worst shape than they were back in january and i think that was reflected today. the president probably scored some political points when he talked about sequester and the lack o of any effort on the part of the other side to do any kind of grand bargain, he was muddled on syria as the policy is for, i think, rather understandable reasons, but it really was not what i would term any kind of a conclusive event, but that reflects the times. >> rose: chuck? >> yeah, i thought there was a lot of blame congress in there, when you take away the syria aspect, every issue that came across, he had a dig in there for congress, whether it was the sequester and the faa pick, even on implementing healthcare talking how congress is trying to stop him on healthcare, on guantanamo, an issue he hasn't been asked about a lot but with that hunger strike taking place down there is a lot of concern among a lot of people that something that one of these detainees could die and that could become a game change nev
PBS
May 2, 2013 4:00pm PDT
similar. with a huge u.s. market in mexico a big exporter, it is no wonder that president obama is talking about trade. dodge the war on drugs has killed tens of thousands of people, especially along this border. the country's time -- is trying to present a new image, a good place to do business. and for factory owners targeting america, it is the place to be. dodge the medical supplies likeny makes things support, made in mexico. rate has dropped, but the police chief still needs 10 bodyguards and rarely walks the streets. he is on the drug cartel's hit list. them, we fight against have every day to fight very hard against them. continue with that entitlement. playing a teamre from brazil. mexico's economic growth is twice that of their heavyweight opponent. but not much of the president can do to improve the country's performance. more on relations between the u.s. and mexico, i'm joined from new york, author of two nations, indivisible. me.ks very much for joining president obama start his trip to mexico and you have written a graeat op-ed. the idea that mexico is no longer a poor count
PBS
Apr 30, 2013 12:00am PDT
they called my prime minister together. first president obama talking to my prime minister and then gave the money to prime minister netanyahu and prime minister netanyahu read the formal apology over the phone and my prime minister said it is accepted. >> rose: so what are the consequences given the apology and apology stepped on the relations between israel and turkey and the future? >> that bilateral to get back to normal step by step there are two more things, one of them is to lift the embargos located on gaza. >> rose: right. >> now gaza is like an awful prison and we have to form lies that. >> is that going to happen? >> that is what we expect, as part of our condition. >> the condition was they eliminate -- >> that's right. that's right. and also for those turkish student who were killed, we believe that da. >> rose: compensation. >> the families should be compensate disbhd and the israelis said they would do that. >> that they would do that and there is a small negotiation team working on that subject. turkish israeli relations are very important for the whole region, becau
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Apr 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
policy problems for the country. >> ifill: first of all how many detainees are we talking about here? >> there are currently 166 detainees remaining at guantanamo. that's down from 240 when he took office, and about 800 total whom the bush administration brought there. president obama has not brought anyone to guantanamo. >> ifill: and when you mention at the expense and the president mentioned the expense, what are we talk approximating about? >> it's more expensive to build anything there. it's more-- because it is so far away, you have to barge things in around cuba. it's more expensive to operate anything there. and currently the facilities there are sort of falling apart. the south comm which overseas gain tan to-- guantanamo has a pending request for $200 million in new construction to replace deteriorate facilities which it says needs to be done right now. this would effectively build permanent structures to replace what had been temporary guard baracks and camps and so forth set up over ten years ago. >> ifill: the president also made another claim today, assertion. he said t
PBS
May 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
should be available over-the- counter to women and girls of all ages. but the obama administration is now appealing that decision. >> woodruff: ray suarez reports on iraq's bloody april with bombs and other attacks killing more than 700 people, raising fears of a sectarian civil war. >> brown: we talk to google's eric schmidt and jared cohen about the intersection of technology and democracy and the promise and pitfalls of the new digital age. >> privacy becomes more important in this new interconnected world because we need privacy, we all-- everyone wants it and i think you're going to have to fight for it. >> woodruff: and we close with a surprising archeological find in jamestown that tells a bleak story of the early colonists' struggle with starvation. >> from my experience working with prehistoric skeletons, this is absolutely consistent with what we see with cannibalism and those type of cases. >> brown: that's all ahead. on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connec
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Apr 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
negotiations and did a lot of talking to the republicans. and ended up saying boehner and obama reached a deal and obama walked away from it. well, eric cantor, in his interview with ryan lizza of "the new yorker" a couple of months ago basically corrected him. he said, well, i talked to boehner and said it really wouldn't be a good idea to reach a deal now because then the issue evaporates. the president gets the credit, and he has a better chance of being re-elected. better to keep it alive and fight it out in the -- in the election. >> and it didn't pay off for them, did -- >> it didn't pay off at all. >> except they held the house but it didn't pay off for them in the senate. he lost two seats in the senate. didn't pay off for him in winning the presidency? >> it was a -- call it a riverboat gamble, i suppose you could say. because what cantor said in that interview was -- if we win it all, then we don't have to compromise. they didn't. but the reaction wasn't, all right, now we have to compromise. instead it was, we're still not going to compromise. >> you've said you have some hope
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Apr 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
run against him in 2008 and 2012. i thought the most adroit political move was president obama endorsing president bush's leadership on immigration and saying that this was his legacy, and let's vindicate his vision. grassley, ahuck ranking member of the senate judiciary said, after the boston bombings, all this talk about immigration reform, it is time to look at immigration laws and policies already in place to make sure we are addressing national security issues. >> the bombings have implications on terror policy, implications on the miranda rule and all of that. it does not have any implications in reality of immigration. i know is being used left and right but you will have immigrants, going back to the early 19th century, 20th- unexpected is not and it is the price of immigration, of which the good that we get from immigrants far weighs theseut feelings of this affection or violence. >> amazingly, we sit here week after week talking about how washington is dysfunctional. this is the first time i thought they would do something. the stars are in alignment. really, the repu
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